Speedwell Forge B & B

465 Speedwell Forge Road, Lititz, Pennsylvania 17543
Innkeeper(s): Dawn Darlington

Whyte House

From $360.00 / night

Speedwell Forge B&B

Absolutely the best way to experience Lancaster County in this spacious yet cozy vacation home. Located on private property sharing Wolf Sanctuary of PA grounds, you can pass your time away in quiet splendor after a day of touring all that Lancaster County and surrounding counties have to offer. (Children 12 and older, no exceptions).

Relax and survey your territory while enjoying local wine and cheese. Listen to the wolves howl and howl back. Let the property wrap you and relax you. Come home to a simpler time, Lititz has much to offer. Book your three day or more vacation today.

House Features

  • King size bed
  • Radiant floor heating throughout
  • 6 foot aquatic claw foot air tub
  • Full kitchen
  • Full sized living room
  • Large outdoor deck
  • 18 years of age and older, no exceptions
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Paymaster's Office

From $315.00 / night

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This Lancaster, Pennsylvania area accommodation is rich in both comfort and history. You can still see the window where forge employees were paid over 200 years ago!

Come here for your Pennsylvania honeymoon, and you may never want to leave -- with a full kitchen, you won't have to. Join us in the mansion for a full three-course breakfast, or make your own.

If you don't want to come over to the mansion for breakfast, upon request we will stock your kitchen with eggs, milk, juice, pancake mix, and syrup, plus plates, silverware, pots and pans. And we'll do the dishes! Book your getaway now!

Trivia: In the 18th century, the forge employees were paid here; the "paymaster's window" separates the main room from the kitchen. In the basement, stone reinforcement indicates where the vault was.

Office Features

  • Private cottage that overlooks the creek
  • Vaulted ceiling
  • Hardwood floors
  • Kitchenette
  • King-size bed
  • Whirlpool bath
  • Gas fireplace
  • Robes
  • Hairdryer
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Cable TV
  • Central heat/air
  • Coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave are all included

Summer Kitchen Suite

From $300.00 / night

If you are looking for average Lancaster, PA cottage rentals, this is not the place for you! This two-story private cottage has a bedroom loft upstairs and living room downstairs. Whether you're getting away from the kids or bringing them along (18 and older, please) for a Pennsylvania family vacation, traveling with friends or on a business trip by yourself, the Summer Kitchen Suite has it all.

Children 18 and older are welcome. Our home is a peaceful retreat for our guests and contains fragile furnishings. Maximum occupancy is 2.

Wolf Sanctuary of PA is located on the same property, with over 40 wolves enclosed on 30 plus acres. Please contact us if you have any questions or special requests.

Trivia: Before renovations, the Summer Kitchen was rented as a two-bedroom apartment. The 1,200-square-foot building was carved into eight tiny rooms!

Suite Features

  • Cable TV with DVD
  • Wide selection of movies
  • Large private bath
  • Queen bed upstairs and two twin beds downstairs
  • An in-room whirlpool tub for two
  • Gas fireplace
  • A kitchenette with microwave, stove, refrigerator, coffee maker and even a dining table
  • Cable TV with DVD player and a wide selection of movies
  • Downstairs living room
  • Wonderful views of the property, plus "wolf themed" decorations throughout
  • Robes, hairdryer, wireless Internet access
  • A full three-course breakfast all included at no extra charge

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Kathryn's Room

From $215.00 / night

The master bedroom at our Pennsylvania Dutch Country Bed and Breakfast is bright and airy, with a high ceiling, large windows, and detailed woodworking. As with all of our rooms, this may be the cleanest, most comfortable stay of your life. We have the highest quality linens with all hypoallergenic pillows for a great nights sleep.

Room Features

  • Features a super comfortable queen-size bed with an open canopy
  • Romantic fireplace
  • A hand-carved corner closet

Boys' Room

From $190.00 / night

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Gaze out the deep paneled window at the surrounding woodlands.

Trivia: The floors were also installed in the 1880s and most of the floorboards run the entire length of the room 13 feet without a break (And none of them squeak).

Room Features

  • Large and comfortable
  • Private bath with a tub, shower, and pedestal sink
  • Freestanding fireplace
  • Two antique "three-quarter" beds (these beds are larger than twins but smaller than full, perfect for two individuals traveling together)
  • Matching Eastlake marble-topped dresser
  • Nightstand and two comfortable chairs
  • Electric fireplace that can be used any time of the year--it does not generate heat, but still adds that warm touch to make any evening special
  • Two closets: A modern one, added in the 1940s, and a hand-carved corner closet added in the 1880s
  • Complete with wireless Internet access
  • A MP3 alarm clock
  • Full three-course breakfast
  • "Run of the house" access to the parlor and library

Bill's Room

From $160.00 / night

Trivia: The room originally belonged to Dawn's father, Bill. When Dawn was a child, she loved to hide in the closet.

Room Features

  • Quiet, comfortable, and cozy room
  • A queen-size antique sleigh bed
  • Seating area
  • Private bath (shower only)
  • Enjoy a lovely view of the property, including the creek, and one of the most unusual features of the mansion: A curved wall with a built-in closet
  • Cable TV provided on request
  • Small seating area
  • An authentic Amish quilt
  • Hairdryer
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Cable TV with CD player
  • Perfect for couples, singles, and business travelers
  • You'll enjoy access to the parlor and library
  • A full three-course breakfast each morning (Business travelers, please let me know if you need a breakfast to go)
  • Policies & Miscellaneous Information

    By making a reservation, you are agreeing with our policies:

    Check-In & Check-Out

    • Check-in: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. or by prior arrangement
    • Check-out: 11 a.m.
    • Please, if you are going to be later than 6pm, call me.  We do not have a front desk and while you can set up a self check-in we would prefer that you arrive while it is still light out.


    Deposits: A deposit of 50% of your stay will be charged to your credit card at the time your reservation is made. Deposits can only be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or debit cards. Your balance is due upon arrival.


    • If you have food Allergies, restrictions and other needs, please let us know.  We are happy to take care of your dietary restrictions, or food lifesyles such as vegan or vegetarian or have other special requirements. (A good example would be on medication that precludes grapefruit)

    Cancellation Policy

    • When a guest makes a reservation for a stay at Speedwell Forge B&B we agree to turn away all other requests for the room you select and you agree to pay the rate quoted for the number of days you reserve it. A small bed and breakfast such as ours is significantly affected by cancellations and we appreciate your consideration of our policies.
    • We adhere to a strict cancellation policy.
    • Cancellations made prior to the 10 day arrival deadline will be refunded their deposit less a $35 non refundable cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 10 days or your arrival date will lose their deposit. Cancellations made two days or less will be charged the full amount of the reservation unless we are able to re-rent the room. This includes “No-shows” and premature check-outs. Vacation Insurance is available from several providers online to inexpensively protect you against unexpected events. We will make every effort to re-sell the room so that you may receive a refund. Note: Longer cancellation periods will be applied to multi-room bookings. Please call for information. Cancellations must be made directly by calling and speaking to an innkeeper or by e-mail with a confirmed response.


    • Smoking is not permitted inside any of the buildings
    • A cleaning fee of $500 will be assessed for any violations


    • Our home is a peaceful retreat for our guests; and contains fragile furnishings
    • Children 18 and older are welcome


    • Sorry, we cannot accommodate pets


    • All rates based on double occupancy
    • Maximum occupancy in all rooms is 2, no exceptions
    • $10 dollar discount on singles
    • $30 fee for returned checks
    • We are not handicap-accessible (All rooms require stairs except the Paymaster's Office, which has one step)
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